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Albina Engine & Machine Works employees holding boxes of cigarettes for U. S. troops

Photograph, taken in October 1942, showing a group of unidentified employees at Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland during a cigarette drive for United States troops serving in World War II. The workers are facing front and holding boxes of Camel cigarettes. The number 97 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Packing cigarettes for armed forces / 10/24/42” is written on the negative sleeve. The photograph was taken in October 1942 but the exact date is unverified.

Worker at Albina Engine & Machine works donating cigarettes for United States troops

Photograph showing an employee at Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland holding boxes of Camel cigarettes over a collection barrel labeled “AIR CORPS.” She is smiling and pointing to the label on the barrel. The photograph was taken during a cigarette drive for United States troops serving in World War II. The number 103 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Packing cigarettes for armed forces / 10/24/42” is written on the negative sleeve. The date is unverified.

Worker posing with servicemen during cigarette drive at Albina Engine & Machine Works

Photograph showing an Albina Engine & Machine Works employee posing with two U. S. Navy servicemen at the Portland shipyard during a drive to collect cigarettes to send to United States troops serving in World War II. They are standing in a row behind a sign that reads “LET’S GET OUR RECORD BACK.” The employee and one of the servicemen are each holding a box of Camel cigarettes, and more boxes are piled on a table in front of them. The employee and servicemen are unidentified. Image note: The number 102 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower left corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Packing cigarettes for armed forces / 10/24/42” is written on the negative sleeve. The photograph was taken in October 1942 but the exact date is unverified.

Worker at Albina Engine & Machine works donating cigarettes for United States troops

Photograph showing a worker at Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland smiling as she holds boxes of Camel cigarettes over a collection barrel labeled “SAILORS.” The photograph was taken during a cigarette drive for United States troops serving in World War II. The number 100 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Packing cigarettes for armed forces / 10/24/42” is written on the negative sleeve. The photograph was taken in October 1942, but the exact date is unverified.

Three unidentified people posing with newspapers and sign at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing three unidentified people, two women and a man, standing in a row outside the office at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The woman at left is holding a copy of the Sunday Oregon Journal; the man is holding what appears to be a comics page; and the woman at right is holding a sign that reads “See ALBINA in PICTURES / FEATURES / STORIES / SUNDAY JOURNAL / Wrapped … Ready for Mailing. / Send at least 3 copies to our fighters!” Behind the three people are stacks of rolled newspapers on top of boxes of Camel cigarettes. The photograph was taken during a cigarette drive for United States forces serving in World War II. Image note: The number 99 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Packing cigarettes for armed forces / 10/24/42” is written on the negative sleeve. The exact date is unverified. The Oregon Journal published three and a half pages of photographs depicting activities at the Albina shipyards in the Picture Parade section on Sunday, October 25, 1942.

Worker handing cigarettes to Sid Woodbury IV during drive at Albina Engine & Machine Works

Photograph showing a worker handing boxes of Camel cigarettes to 7-year-old Sid Woodbury IV outside the office at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. Woodbury is sitting on a box next to a collection barrel labeled “SOLDIERS.” The worker is unidentified, but the name “Betty” is visible on the front of her overalls. The photograph was taken during a cigarette drive for United States troops serving in World War II. Woodbury and his grandfather offered a $1,000 match for cigarettes contributed by workers at the Albina shipyard. Image note: The number 90 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Packing cigarettes for armed forces / 10/24/42” is written on the negative sleeve. The photograph was taken in October 1942 but the exact date is unconfirmed.

Workers at Albina Engine & Machine Works donating cigarettes for United States troops

Night photograph showing a group of workers, two women and four men, during a cigarette drive at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. Two of the men are handing boxes of Camel cigarettes to the women, who are standing near a collection barrel labeled “SAILORS.” The cigarettes were being collected for United States troops serving in World War II. Image note: The number 88 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Packing cigarettes for armed forces / 10/24/42” is written on the negative sleeve. The photograph was taken in October 1942 but the exact date is unconfirmed.

Worker at Albina Engine & Machine works donating cigarettes for United States troops

Photograph showing an employee at Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland holding boxes of Camel cigarettes over a collection barrel labeled “SOLDIERS.” She is smiling and placing one of the boxes in the barrel. The photograph was taken during a cigarette drive for United States troops serving in World War II. The number 89 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Packing cigarettes for armed forces / 10/24/42” is written on the negative sleeve. The photograph was taken in October 1942, but the exact date is unconfirmed.

Sid Woodbury IV and two unidentified workers during cigarette drive at Albina Engine & Machine Works

Night photograph showing two unidentified workers, a woman and a man, holding 7-year-old Sid Woodbury IV and boxes of Camel cigarettes over a collection barrel at Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland. The photograph was taken during a cigarette drive for United States troops serving in World War II. Woodbury and his grandfather offered a $1,000 match for cigarettes contributed by workers at the shipyard. Image note: The number 87 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Packing cigarettes for armed forces / 10/24/42” is written on the negative sleeve. The photograph was taken in October 1942 but the exact date is unconfirmed.

Workers at Albina Engine & Machine Works during cigarette drive for United States troops

Night photograph showing a male worker at Albina Engine & Machine Works handing cash to a female worker for a box of Camels during a cigarette drive at the Portland shipyard for United States troops serving in World War II. The number 87 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Packing cigarettes for armed forces / 10/24/42” is written on the negative sleeve. The photograph was taken in October 1942 but the exact date is unconfirmed.

Sid Woodbury IV with group of workers during cigarette drive at Albina Engine & Machine Works

Night photograph showing a group of unidentified workers, all women, at Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland posing with 7-year-old Sid Woodbury IV during a cigarette drive for United States troops serving in World War II. Woodbury and his grandfather offered a $1,000 match for cigarettes contributed by workers at the Albina shipyard. The two women at center are carrying Woodbury, who is holding up a box of Camel cigarettes in one hand and a 5-dollar bill in the other. On either side side of them is a collection barrel heaped with boxes of cigarettes; the barrel on the left is labeled “SOLDIERS” and the barrel on the right is labeled “MARINES.” Image note: The number 85 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Packing cigarettes for armed forces / 10/24/42” is written on the negative sleeve. The photograph was taken in October 1942 but the exact date is unconfirmed.

Workers at Albina Engine & Machine Works donating cigarettes for United States troops

Night photograph showing a group of five unidentified workers at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland donating cigarettes during a drive for United States troops serving in World War II. The workers, all women, are smiling and holding boxes of cigarettes over a collection barrel labeled “SAILORS.” Image note: The number 84 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Packing cigarettes for armed forces / 10/24/42” is written on the negative sleeve. The photograph was taken in October 1942 but the exact date is unconfirmed.

Workers at Albina Engine & Machine Works during cigarette drive for United States troops

Night photograph showing a group of seven unidentified workers at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland posing with boxes of Camel cigarettes during a collection drive for United States troops serving in World War II. The workers, four women and three men, are standing in a row, facing slightly right, and smiling. The number 101 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Packing cigarettes for armed forces / 10/24/42” is written on the negative sleeve. The photograph was taken in October 1942 but the exact date is unconfirmed.

Workers at Albina Engine & Machine Works donating cigarettes during drive for United States troops

Night photograph showing five unidentified workers, three men and two women, holding boxes of Camel cigarettes over a collection barrel labeled “SOLDIERS” at Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland. The photograph was taken during a cigarette drive at the Albina shipyard for United States troops serving in World War II. The number 96 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Packing cigarettes for armed forces / 10/24/42” is written on the negative sleeve. The photograph was taken in October 1942 but the exact date is unconfirmed.

Workers at Albina Engine & Machine Works during cigarette drive for United States troops

Photograph showing 10 unidentified workers, three women and seven men, holding up boxes of Camel cigarettes during a collection drive at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland for United States troops serving in World War II. The number 98 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Packing cigarettes for armed forces / 10/24/42” is written on the negative sleeve. The photograph was taken in October 1942 but the exact date is unconfirmed.

Cook making pancakes and bacon at Albina Engine & Machine Works

Photograph showing an unidentified woman cooking pancakes and bacon in a kitchen at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. She is standing at a stove and is holding a can of pancake batter. She is wearing a chef’s hat, a dress, and an apron. The number 132 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding / 10/30/42.” Also see image Nos. 375A0667 and 375A0736.

Three unidentified workers eating meal at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing three unidentified workers in overalls sitting at a dining table during a meal at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The three women are sitting in a row and smiling. The number 125 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding / 10/30/42.”

Female workers signing ‘No Work, No Woo’ pledge to reduce absenteeism at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing three female employees at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in an office, standing on opposite sides of a counter. The women at right, one of whom is signing a book, are joining a chapter of “No Work, No Woo” (N. W. N. W), a group whose members pledged not to date workers who hadn’t put in a full week’s time. A cropped version of this photograph and image Nos. 375A0741 and 375A0742 were published on Page 1, Section 3, of the Oregon Journal on July 4, 1943. This photograph had the following caption: “GIRLS RUSH TO JOIN THE UNION of workers and wooers. Not satisfied with an absentee record of 3.2 per cent for the yard, Albina girls plan to make the attendance record 100 per cent. Rosalie Holder, office worker and secretary of N. W. N. W., signs up Betty Langston and Louise Brundage, both duplicator’s helpers, who pledge themselves to date no absentees.” The photographs accompanied a story headlined “No Work, No Woo / Albina Girls Won’t Date Absentees.” Image note: The number 263 is written on the negative.

Three servers? at restaurant or cafeteria, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing three young women, probably servers, standing in a row behind the counter at a restaurant or cafeteria at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The number 78 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The unverified note “Albina shipbuilding / Welding / 10/20/42” is written on the negative sleeve.

Cook with large bowl of food at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing an unidentified woman standing at a table at Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland. She is facing front, smiling, and holding a spoon or serving utensil over a large bowl of food. She is wearing a chef’s hat, dress, and apron. The number 79 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The unverified note “Albina shipbuilding / Welding / 10/20/42” is written on the negative sleeve.

Workers holding cord or cable during graveyard shift at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing two workers at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. At left is a smiling man facing front and holding a length or cord or cable. At right is a smiling woman facing left and taking the cord or cable from him. Behind them are shelves holding plugs, fuses, and other equipment; above are more rolls of cables and cords hanging from the ceiling. The number 157 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding / Graveyard crew / 10/15/42.”

Workers on graveyard shift, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Full-length portrait of three unidentified workers, two men and a woman, at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. They are facing front, smiling, and leaning on a wooden railing. The number 147 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding / Graveyard crew / 10/15/42.”

Servers? on graveyard shift at restaurant or cafeteria, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Head and shoulders portrait of two unidentified women, probably servers, standing behind the counter at a restaurant or cafeteria at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. They are standing side by side and facing front. The number 148 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding / Graveyard crew / 10/15/42.” The woman at left is also shown in image No. 375A0669.

Workers drying utensils during graveyard shift, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing three unidentified employees, all women, working in a restaurant or cafeteria at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. They are sitting in a row at a table, looking toward the front, and drying spoons, forks, and knives. The number 179 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding / Graveyard crew / 10/15/42.”

Workers on graveyard shift, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing 10 unidentified workers, nine men and one woman, at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. They are gathered around a piece of machinery and are facing front. The number 153 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding / Graveyard crew / 10/15/42.”

Nurse on graveyard shift, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Half-length portrait of an unidentified nurse at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. She is sitting at a desk and writing on a folder. She is facing left and looking toward the front. The number 161 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. Information based on the following unverified note written on the negative sleeve: “Albina shipbuilding / Graveyard crew / 10/15/42.”

Melva Lillian Cole and four unidentified women at Albina Engine & Machine Works

Photograph showing five women standing in a row in front of a crane at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. At center is Melva Lillian Cole of Fargo, North Dakota; the other four women are unidentified. The photograph was taken on January 8, 1943, when Cole christened PC 816, a submarine chaser known as the Hell Hornet, during a ship-launching ceremony at the Albina Engine shipyard. The Oregon Journal published a story about the launching and a related photograph, image No. 375A0441, on Page 10 of its final edition on January 9, 1943. The story, headlined “Wife of Hero Launches Subchaser,” reported that Cole was the widow of a U. S. Navy serviceman, Wilson Burnett Cole, who had been killed in an attack by a German submarine off Cape Hatteras in June 1942. Image note: The number 27 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Launching / 1/8/43” is written on the negative sleeve. Also see image Nos. 375A0435, 375A0436, 375A0437, 375A0438, 375A0439, 375A0440, 375A0441, 375A0442, 375A0443, 375A0444, 375A0445, 375A0446, 375A0447, 375A0448, 375A0449, 375A0450, and 375A0451.

Melva Lillian Cole with group at Albina Engine & Machine Works

Photograph showing six people, five women and a man, standing in a row in front of a crane at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. At center is Melva Lillian Cole of Fargo, North Dakota; the other five people are unidentified. The photograph was taken on January 8, 1943, when Cole christened PC 816, a submarine chaser known as the Hell Hornet, during a ship-launching ceremony at the Albina Engine shipyard. The Oregon Journal published a story about the launching and a related photograph, image No. 375A0441, on Page 10 of its final edition on January 9, 1943. The story, headlined “Wife of Hero Launches Subchaser,” reported that Cole was the widow of a U. S. Navy serviceman, Wilson Burnett Cole, who had been killed in an attack by a German submarine off Cape Hatteras in June 1942. Image note: The number 27 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Launching / 1/8/43” is written on the negative sleeve. Also see image Nos. 375A0434, 375A0436, 375A0437, 375A0438, 375A0439, 375A0440, 375A0441, 375A0442, 375A0443, 375A0444, 375A0445, 375A0446, 375A0447, 375A0448, 375A0449, 375A0450, and 375A0451.

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